National Constitution Article VI

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Article Summary: Article VI of the National Constitution defines the National Council and lists the duties and responsibilities of the Council.


Section 1: Composition

The National Council shall consist of the eight (8) National Officers ordered as follows: National President, Senior Vice President, National Secretary, Vice President of Finance, Vice President of Membership Development, Vice President of Chapter Development, Vice President of Alumni Development and the Vice President of Philanthropy Development. Current National Council Members shall only be considered as Alumni Members of Phi Sigma Pi.

Section 2: General Powers and Authority

The National Council shall have jurisdiction over all components of Phi Sigma Pi except the Grand Chapter, shall represent the Grand Chapter when the Grand Chapter is not in session, and shall approve all decisions in matters of National policy, public relations, legal action and controversies which have been referred to the National Council. The National Council shall have such powers and duties as are prescribed by the laws of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania pertaining to nonprofit organizations and fraternal associations. The National Council shall be charged with the responsibility and authority to perform the executive, legislative and administrative work of Phi Sigma Pi. The National Council shall receive and submit petitions, induct new Chapters, grant Charters and transact such other business as the general welfare of Phi Sigma Pi requires. The National Council shall have the responsibility and authority to ensure that the actions of a Collegiate Chapter, Alumni Chapter, National Staff Member or National Officer do not compromise the integrity and mission of Phi Sigma Pi.

Section 3: Authority to set Dues and Fees

The National Council shall have the authority to set National Dues and Fees.

Section 4: Executive Director

The National Council shall be the sole agent of Phi Sigma Pi to hire, modify the job requirements, or terminate an Executive Director. The Executive Director shall oversee the daily administration of the National Fraternity under the auspices of the powers and responsibilities of the National Council. The Executive Director shall be empowered to establish and maintain a professional National Staff in order to accomplish the duties required of the National Office and shall have such delegated powers that are deemed necessary to accomplish these ends. The Executive Director shall be the only authority able to hire, modify the job requirements, or terminate an employee of the National Staff, other than the Executive Director role.

Section 5: Oversight of National Staff

The National Council shall be the sole agent of Phi Sigma Pi to receive reports from and direct the work of the National Staff through the Executive Director.

Section 6: Qualifications

The qualifications for National Officers shall be as follows: All candidates shall be Members in good standing, who have been active in Phi Sigma Pi for at least two (2) semesters or three (3) quarters, not including the semester or quarter of induction. Candidates for National President shall have served on the National Council for at least twelve (12) months prior to election as National President.

Section 7: Officers of Grand Chapter

The National Officers shall serve as the Officers of Phi Sigma Pi National Honor Fraternity and of the Grand Chapter of Phi Sigma Pi.

Section 8: Indemnification

Each Member of the National Council, past or present employee of Phi Sigma Pi, and Member's or employee's respective heirs, administrators and executors shall be indemnified by Phi Sigma Pi in accordance with and to the fullest extent provided by the provisions of the Pennsylvania Nonprofit Corporation Law as the laws may from time to time be amended.

Section 9: Advisory Board

The National Council may appoint individuals to an Advisory Board, one (1) of whom shall be the immediate past President. If the immediate past President is unable to serve, the National Council shall choose an immediate past National Council Member, who is not currently on National Council, to serve in the past President's place. Any or all Members of the Advisory Board may be invited to attend meetings of the National Council or the Grand Chapter for the purpose of lending the Advisory Board Member's experience and service to important Phi Sigma Pi concerns.

Section 10: National Headquarters

The National Headquarters of Phi Sigma Pi shall be located in a city of the United States recommended by the National Council and approved by the Grand Chapter.

Section 11: Removal of National Officers

Any Member of the National Council may be removed from office by a three-fourths (3/4) vote of the remaining council or by a three-fourths (3/4) vote of the Grand Chapter. The Member who has been removed from office may appeal this decision.

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